PSR/Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Dunn recently visited with middle school students in Florida, giving a presentation called "Climate Change Makes Me Sick" on how climate affects health. The students decorated a bulletin board with PSR's climate postcards and came up with ideas for how to keep the earth cooler and healthier.See photos »
The Hillsborough County Medical Association, representing 2,000 physicians and medical students in Tampa, FL, has published their first-ever bulletin focused entirely on climate and health, guest-edited by PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg. Several other PSR members contributed articles on how climate change is affecting the Tampa Bay area. If you belong to a local health professional association, please consider submitting an article on climate and health to their bulletin or newsletter.Read the bulletin here »
PSR Florida Steering Committee Member Ron Saff, MD (left, with Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman), was recently honored at the Jackson County NAACP Freedom Awards. Dr. Saff was presented with the Elmore Bryant Award in recognition of his work to protect Jackson County citizens by raising awareness of a deep-injection well that endangered clean drinking water.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. PSR worked with ICAN to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. PSR is an ICAN partner organization that joined civil society efforts spanning 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons.Read more »
Letter to the editor from PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
Op-ed from PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg in the newsletter of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians.Source: Emergency Medicine Pulse
Gynecologist obstetrician and PSR member Deborah Trehy, MD speaks out against fracking in Florida, citing health concerns.Source: Creative Loafing Tampa
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of the Concerned Health Professionals of New York, will visit Miami-Dade College to educate the general public about the potential health threats related to fracking. Co-hosted by PSR Florida.
One-day conference featuring speakers Todd L. Sack, MD, FACP and Cheryl Holder, MD of PSR Florida.
PSR Florida co-hosts an Advocacy Day at the Florida State Capitol. Concerned Florida citizens will speak to their legislators to urge them to protect Florida's clean water, support renewable energy, and ban fracking.
Florida PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg will present during the Pediatric Postgraduate Course conference.
PSR's official comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, submitted November 22, 2014. Read more »
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »
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